‘The Pandvas in Exile Class 7 English Wind Chimes: is the 10th chapter of Wind Chimes Textbook by Madhuban Publication. The chapter starts with a story board starting with the story of how the Pandavas were invited by Shakuni to paly Chausar and to trap them. The Pandavas lost all and had live in exile where they had to face a Yaksha to quell their thirst. Yudhishthira answered all the questions asked by the Yaksha and led to the revival to life all his brothers. Here are given the word-meanings and solution to the book exercises.
The epic ‘The Mahabharat” was written by saint Vyas. The current chapter ‘The Pandavas in Exile’ is an adapted extract from this epic. The Chapter reveals the character of Yudhishthira, his endurance, kind-heartedness, affection for his brothers and intellect. He satisfies Yaksha by giving satisfactory answers to his questions. The yaksha was pleased with Yudhishthira’s fairness. The Yaksha was ‘Yama’ the lord of ‘Death’ who had taken the form of Yaksha to see test Yudhishthira’s wisdom, knowledge and righteous conduct. Being satisfied with his answers and impressed by his noble and wise conduct, Yama blessed him protection from heaven. He also advised him to visit the king of Matsya in disguised form to spend their thirteenth year of incognito exile.
Word-meanings- The Pandavas in Exile Class 7
exile – forced to live in foreign country our out of your home (बनवास)
enthrone – crown as king
emerged – arose
intense – big and profound and deep
rivalry – competition, enmity
various – many
get rid of – to be free from sb /sth
plot – a secret plan (षड्यन्त्र)
deceit – cheating, deception
amend – to change improve or correct (behaviour)
in pursuit of – chasing, following, in search of
dwelling place – living place
vanished – disappeared
footsore – having sore (wound) foot due to walking a long way
weary – extremely tired
in vain – without any result, a waste
parched – very dry
trudged – to walk slowly with heavy steps
readily – quickly and easily without any difficulty
concerned – worried and anxious
unconscious – like sleeping, unaware
blood freezes – very frightened and shocked
wringing – twisting and squeezing
grief – pain, sorrow
startled – surprised and shocked
enchanted – under spell (words with magical powers)
fancy (n) – imagination, only in thoughts
struck down – caused to fall down
reeled – seemed to revolve
stoop – to bend forward and then downward
render – make or cause sb/sth to be in a particular state or condition (Example-The earthquake rendered him homeless)
heed – to give proper attention to advice or warning
sustain – to maintain or keep or continue the existence, to make enough supply needed to bear or live or exist (बनाए रखना, संभालना,
restore – to bring back to original form
righteousness – the quality of being morally just and fair (धर्म परायणता, नेकी ,सदाचारिता)
personage – an important or famous person
embrace – a hug, to hold close with arms out of love or affection
in disguise – modifying appearance to conceal identity so that he or she is unrecognised
noblest – magnificent, of high excellence or quality or value,
Practise – Comprehension
- a. Yaksha.
c. Becoming unconscious.
d. All the four brothers: Nakula, Shadeva, Bhima and Arjuna.
- a. Yudhishthira’s unconscious brothers are being referred here.
b. They had not paid any attention to the Yaksha’s warning.
c. It was hard for Yudhishthira to choose between one of his brother’s. It was a difficult choice.
d. He decided to get Nakula’s life restored.
- a. Yama, the god of Justice and Death had come to help them in the hour of need.
b. ‘There hour of need’ here means the difficult time of the Pandavas in the forest.
c. He chose to choose what was rightfully correct and did not give in to his emotions. For him all the four brothers were of equal importance but he reasoned it out from Madari’s point of view.
d. Yama rewarded Yudhishthira by blessing him and restoring life of his four brothers. He also promised that he and his brothers would be protected by heaven in their hardships.
1. They were tired as they were chasing a deer. Thy had ended up wandering in the forest. The Sun was hot and they grew thirsty and tired.
2. Yudhishthira sent Shadeva to fetch water but when he did not return, he ended up sending all four of them to get water for him.
3. Yudhishthira got anxious as none of the four brothers returned back to him.
4. All the four brothers had gone to fetch water. They came across an enchanted pool. They were so thirsty that the moment they took a sip of the water they collapsed.
5. When all the four brothers came across a pool, they were so thirsty that they did not pay any heed to Yaksha’s warning of answering questions before drinking water from the enchanted pool and were rendered unconscious.
6. Yaksha’s condition was that whoever had to take water from the enchanted pool had to answer his questions first.
7. When Yudhishthira heard Yaksha’s warning voice, he asked who he was and that he was ready to answer all the questions as well as he could.
8. Yaksha asked six questions from Yudhishthira. They were:
a. What makes the Sun shine?
b. What is man’s surest weapon against danger?
c. What gives more to man than even the Earth does? What feeds him and sustains him and makes him strong?
d. When does a man become loved by his fellows?
e. What is it that which makes a man happy when he has lost it?
f. What is that which makes a man happy when he has lost it?
9. Yudhishthira answered Yaksha’s questions very calmly. He answers to the questions were:
a. The power of God.
b. Courage! Courage is his surest weapon in danger.
c. A mother, surely. It is only a mother who gives a man life and feeds him and sustains him. A mother is more than the Earth.
d. A man is loved by his fellows when he gives up pride.
f. Desire, it is only the man without desires who is really rich, but even if a man has a thousand things he will be poor if he is not satisfied.
10. Yama was God of Justice and Death. He was Yudhishthira’s heavenly father.
11. Yama was very happy with Yudhishthira’s noble conduct and wisdom. He not only restored his brother’s life but also promised that he and his brothers would be protected by heaven in their hardships.
12. Yama advised Yudhishthira to go with his brothers and Draupadi to Matsya, where the good King Virata ruled and to live in disguise. There they would be safe from their enemies while they awaited the end of their long period of exile.
Perfect – Vocabulary
- Once in a blue moon
- Raining cats and dogs
- Turned a deaf ear
- Missed the boat
- Zip our lips
- go with the flow
- Neenu plays in the garden with her dog.
- My sister has a new job.
- Peter’s father has found a big bat.
- My aunts give me many gifts.
- The Sun rises in the morning.
- Our phones are connected to each other.
- The clown makes me laugh.
- The picture covers the wall.
- My glasses fill up quickly.
- The computers don’t break down often.
Answers (answers may differ)
- ought to
- ought to
- ought to
- have to
- had to
- ought to
- had to
- Mia need not give up so easily.
- How dare you scribble on the laptop?
- They must strive to excel in all their endeavours.
- We have to plan for a weekend trip to hills.
- Do you need any sugar?
- You ought not to break your word.
- She ought to accept her fault.
- We must tell him the reality.
- I have to leave for Mumbai tomorrow morning.
- How dare you say so?